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Choose Sligo

Sligo is the largest town in the North West of Ireland and an increasingly popular place to live.

Why relocate to Sligo?

Sligo is a hidden gem situated on the Wild Atlantic Way. By combining the hustle and bustle of a major town with the stunning natural beauty of a scenic coast, this small county really does offer the best of both worlds. Furthermore, when you add in two high–performing third-level colleges, a thriving town centre combined with excellent travel links with the rest of Ireland, you can see why Sligo is one of the top choices for tourists and businesses alike. The chance to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle mixed with everything a large town has to offer, certainly means the North West simply has it all! Have a look at the video clip to see what we mean!

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Business Environment

Sligo hosts a vibrant mix of multinational and indigenous companies across a wide range of industries. It’s major employers include Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, IT Sligo, B.Braun Hospicare, Avenue Mould and Phillips Medisize. This provides employment for people in Sligo and in the wider surrounding area. For example, job announcements from Overstock, E3 Retail and LiveTiles have given the region a further boost in recent months and brought the total of new jobs in the area to almost 1000.

We here in Collins McNicholas have been chosen as the exclusive recruitment partner for both E3 Retail and LiveTiles and have launched a nationwide campaign to fill these roles. If you are interested in a career with these companies then contact our Sligo office today.

For further job opportunities in the area click here.

Area of Interest – Strandhill

If you are looking to relocate to Sligo, one of the areas you might want to consider living in is Strandhill.

From seafront houses with the crashing waves on your doorstep to hillside properties with sweeping views of the bays and mountains, Strandhill might have just what you’re looking for. Check out what properties are on offer here.

From sipping coffee in beachfront cafés to roaming the sand dunes, hills and mountains on one o Sligo’s walking trails, Strandhill has endless activities and they can all be checked out


Elaine Murphy Testimonial - Choose Sligo

Elaine Murphy - General Manager of LiveTiles Ireland

I am spending my new-found time reinvesting in family and friends and I am so much more relaxed. I am out walking my three rescue dogs — Ruby, Gilbert and Charlie — in Hazelwood in the morning, going to Strandhill and Rosses Point and spending a lot of time in the polytunnel and garden with my son, sowing seeds and just being together.

I am really passionate about the North West and bringing businesses here. There is a huge altruistic side to LiveTiles and the founders really liked the attitude in Sligo. They enjoyed the craic here and the lifestyle.

Shane McVeigh - Senior Software Developer for Overstock Ireland

I had thought I needed to stay in Dublin in order to progress my career but moving to Sligo has actually helped advance it further. Moving to my home town of Sligo has also afforded me more disposable income and personal time.

See Shane's full story in our North West Relocation Survey

Shane McVeigh Testimonial - Choose Sligo

Family Life

Sligo is a fantastic place to raise a family, with the sea right on your doorstep. Families can still find good value whether renting or buying in the area. The CSO median house price is €118,500, which is well below the national average of €229,000. This has helped the county’s housing market to grow considerably as more and more people are looking to relocate here for lower cost of living, increased disposable income and a healthy work-life balance. Why not compare the cost of living between two cities now, using Numbeo.

The town’s educational facilities include great primary and secondary schools as well as two third-level colleges, IT Sligo and St. Angela’s College. It’s a sports-obsessed town, with Sligo Rovers playing in the Airtricity League, Connacht Rugby on a wave of newfound success and strong GAA traditions. Local clubs also cover sports like golf, tennis, athletics, water sports and more.

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Sligo is truly alive and kicking and there is so much to entertain and engage you, helping you feel relaxed and refreshed. From nature to sports to arts, culture and entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Not forgetting our wonderful shops, great restaurants and our world-famous cultural heritage. We boast literary giant WB Yeats as a native and it’s fair to say the arts hold a special place in what’s known as ‘The Land of Hearts Desire’.

Sport is a way of life in Sligo and it attracts tourists from all over the world to the beaches at Strandhill, Streedagh, Easkey and Enniscrone for surfers to catch the perfect wave!

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